In collaboration with its partners, VTT developed tannin extraction from softwood bark as part of an ERA-NET project.
Researchers at the Spanish National Research Council have found that the bazedoxifene acetate, used to treat osteoporosis, is useful to treat a rare disease, the hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. The European Medicines Agency has granted an orphan designation to CSIC, which authorises to carry out clinical trials in order to commercialize it.
Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. Midwestern residents can now snap photos with their smart phones, log a few quick notes and send their alert to a growing network of scientists and state officials who can use this critical information to increase response to these threats. The free app is one component of the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network, developed by Amos Ziegler, MSU biogeographer.
Despite experiencing faster private sector job growth than anywhere else in the country, London's public sector workforce has also seen smaller reductions than other regions, according to a new study.
Springer and the Turkish consortium TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM EKUAL have signed a comprehensive license agreement for access to Springer's complete journal collection plus the Adis collections. The new agreement enables scientists, researchers and students from 193 academic and research institutions in Turkey to use and archive articles from 1,991 Springer journals going back to 1997. Starting Jan. 1, 2015, the license will cover a period of three years.
A new super powerful electron microscope that can pinpoint the position of single atoms, and will help scientists push boundaries even further, in fields such as advanced materials, healthcare and power generation, will be unveiled Thursday, Feb. 19, by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The £3.7 million Nion Hermes Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope, one of only three in the world, will be sited at the EPSRC SuperSTEM facility at the Daresbury laboratory complex near Warrington.
University of Michigan researchers today released a detailed draft analysis of policy options for hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking.
23andMe has been granted authority by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the first direct-to-consumer genetic test under a regulatory classification for novel devices.
Georgia State University has signed a license agreement with Cisen Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., a comprehensive pharmaceutical enterprise in China, to develop cancer-fighting compounds designed by Georgia State researcher Dr. Binghe Wang, in collaboration with Professor Muxiang Zhou of Emory University, a cancer biologist.
The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) and the Stanley Center at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are partnering to create a foundational stem cell resource to study psychiatric disorders through the production of induced pluripotent stem cell lines from individuals with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.